At the rate at which the Ugandan music industry if fastly growing, one might think the work is mostly done by only musicians forgetting the people mostly behind the music circulation and letting the people know about the songs, which are the Deejays. Blizz Uganda team of experts has helped put together a List of the top best Deejay’s in Uganda
Here is a list of Best ugandan Djs. They may not be “in your face” but neither they are the type that you will find on the second page of google. Better still this is my choice, if it is not to your taste just put it into consideration that one man’s Ex can be another man’s next.
Baby love ( Ntv )
In the seventh spot is our brother from the Northern water tribe. Probably the youngest on the count down, Dj Baby Love is the self proclaimed C.E.O of Young Blood Entertainment. He is the perfect substitute i use every friday i fail to make it to club but in the moods for partying. I just tune in to koona ne NTV despite the fact that of recent his mixes have become predictable ( someone should tell him that). He has been consistent throughout his years at Govnor and with a whole lot of years a head of him, i still have hope in him and expect more.
Dj Crim ( Urban Tv )
Talking of imported talent, in the 4th spot is another imported and equally talented Dj. He is a legal migrant who has found peace in a rather rowdy city. He is arguably the most interactive Dj although some times he goes beyond the desired limit which at one time got him into a verbal exchange with a random fan (@Bkyeyune) on twitter. He bacame a talk of the town after he was booked for the saturday variety mix at legends bar. I sometimes think he delivers more than he earns. His skill on the 1s n 2s have also won him a place on Uganda’s radio of wannabes 100.9 The Hot 100 alongside the captain himself Dennis Musanje aka Capt. DMS and has since then changed his username to mr 3s and 4s.
Sir Aludah ( Radio City )
Dubbed Sir Aludah by his loyal fans, Dj Aludah is the best Battle dj in Uganda’s diaspora. After winning back to back championships, the oganisers were left with no choice but to make him a consultant after nicknaming him The turntable terrorist. If you let him introduce himself, you might think he is sounding a drum for himself but once you listen to any of his mixtapes you will realise the drum was not loud enough. He is one reason i’m planning to buy Dstv. Besides premier league, i getting tired of visiting the neighbours every time channel O’s bessment show is on air. Yes! He runs it. He too is one of the other dj’s tha make 97.0 Radiocity the youth’s favourite. He runs the show everyfriday night.
Dj Shiru ( Bukedde TV )
He is the Robin Hood of the Industry. He is the Dj of the people by the people for the people, (where people stands for the lovers of kidandali music). This is so because he understands local music better than any other Dj in the game, he then spices it up with a reggaetone touch which throws his audience into a temporary state of insanity. He also mastered the art of reggeaton remixes which at point in time enabled him win over the heart of the common man and hight school students (me inclussive). This explains why and how he has managed to make The Buzz Teeniez Award for Best Teeniez Dj a one man affair. It is also the same reason he won over Mr Kabushenga’s heart to grant him a spot on Bukedde Tv( tivi y’omuntu wawansi).
Apeman: ( XFm)
The self proclaimed Silver Back has over the years proven himself a masterpiece Dj in the hip hop genre. His skill were also appreciated by the USA based Haitian star Wyclef Jean on his visit to Uganda. He has also share the decks with America Dj Benny D. His great connection with the crowd and gradual interaction with the audience is what makes him good at his job despite the fact his genre is not Uganda’s favourite. In my opinion i think his skills are on the reasons why club l’boujoulase managed to survive longer than predicted. His track, Ug stand up, on the other hand is something that should have never happened. Nonetheless well tried jungle boy.
Dj Aludah. ( Radio City )
Sir Aludah is a motor-mouthed deejay and a product of pilsner lager spin master competition currently working with Radiocity.
He has worked his name up with no doubt and represented Uganda across the continent to Big brother stage. Sir Aludah also plays at Fame lounge in Kololo plus Nexus.
Dj Roja & Slick Stuart ( Next Radio & Nbs Tv )
Kitaka Rogers commonly known as Dj Roja and Slick Stuart are the boys of the moment and when you mention deejaying they are a household name at the moment.
Dj Roger holds a diploma in Air conditioning while Slick is a MUK graduate in IT. They began solo careers, however, decided to team up and since then the duo has held two successful mixtape shows at Laftaz poolside. The duo also has 3 songs to their name that’s to says EVA by Ykee Benda, Attention by Nair ALI and Work by Nutty Naithan. Dj Roja and Slick Stuart play at Cayenne, Legends, Tavern, Spacebar and lounge, Club One Mukono among many others.
DVJ Mercy Pro: ( Nbs Tv )
Well known for his daily TV Gig on NBS Television’s After 5 Show and Katchup, DVJ Mercy Pro has had an incredible year 2019 with so many big events headlined and night themes in different city bars including Fame, Wave, Pearl of Africa and many others. He is also undoubtedly one of the people’s favorites Deejays in Kampala.
Selector Jay ( Radio City & Ntv )
He is very popular because he plays at the most watched weekly show NTV the Beat hosted by Douglas Lwanga and doubles as a resident Dj at Industrial area based Club Guvnor.
Selector Jay plays at Lido beach, Gabiro, club pals in Nkumba among others.
Dj Nimrod ( Galaxy Fm )
Mention about Galaxy Fm and the name Neemrod will pop up. He is yet another trending deejay in Kampala. kindly forget about his bonking games.
This chubby deejay is ‘MATURE IN DJ GAME’ In the early 2000s he played at Capital pub in Kabalagala until recently when Club Amnesia and Galaxy FM boss called him for a job at the radio station and at plaza building based Club Amnesia.
Five years now of playing at both places his name can’t go unnoticed when we speak of DJs.
DJ Ali Breezy: ( Xfm )
Proving steadily that he deserves much respect for the love and passion he has put in the game, DJ Ali Breezy has proven that he is undoubtedly the biggest teens DJ and one of the most favorites we have on Radio, XFM and Bukedde FM. His weekly Kampala Sun countdowns have also made him bigger this year. Ali has also headlined so many big events this year including Bell All Star Tour and Mirinda Miss Teen making him our number 2 on this list.
Dj Dan Starboy: ( Magic100fm & Ubc Tv )
DJ Dan Starboy, has since become one of the most prominent, and globally recognized DJ’s of African descent. Born in Kampala Uganda, in 1995, Dj Dan Starboy began Deejaying at the age of 18, creating Mixtapes in his bedroom and then personally distributing the CD’s in the streets of Kampala.
Influenced by other Reggae / Dancehall Dj’s in uganda & Nairobi, his unique, and fluid mixes such as Sun City, and Skanking Rays quickly gained a huge following around the country, and abroad. This growing interest led to support from established entertainers in the Rwanda who invited him to perform in a Summer Tour in 2018. Following a series of sell out shows in every state he visited.
In 2019 he released the new Mixtape series Smoke Sexy which has recorded Over 3 million listeners. Dj Dan starboy Facebook pages have a combined 1/2 a million followers who can be found in every continent around the world.
Dj Dan Starboy is Radio DJ / Presenter / Studio Producer Uganda Broadcasting Corporation UBC/Magic100fm & Also Host Of Skanking Rays On Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC TV) Every fridays Due to it’s success, Skanking Rays is a weekly televised TV show in Uganda. DJ Dan Starboy is also the Principal Instructor at the Farhood 256 Inc DJ Academy. An academy committed to giving back to the community by teaching aspiring DJ’s the skills and mastery that has separated Dj Dan Starboy From the rest.To date, Dj Dan Starboy Mixes continue to record over 1,000 listens a day and cumulatively over 3 million listens and 5 million downloads.
DJ Suuna Ben: ( Bukedde Tv/Fm & Ubran Tv )
There’s no way you can talk about the biggest Ugandan deejays of 2019 and leave out Suuna Ben. Even though he is not so popular in the urban centers, Suuna Ben is one of the people’s most favorite local DJ’s of 2019. He works on Bukedde FM and has staged so many big events of his own, call them “One Man Shows” in stadiums pulling off big crowds. You can never skip his name.
DJ Naselow: ( Radio City )
Well known for his Deejaying and Mceiing skills, Naselow is another talent that turned bigger in 2018 with always turning up the parties in Clubs with his amazing microphone and music selection technics. He is also another urban DJ.
DJ Kas Baby: ( Club Dj )
Upholding his position as one of the urban Club Deejays in Kampala, DJ Kas Baby is the official DJ of Panamera, legends, liquid silk naalya & XfmUG. His work also speaks for itself and still has a bright journey to walk in the industry.
DJ Ciza: ( Radio City )
DJ Ciza,, also known as Muzukulu Wa Decka has also done great this year with alot of visible work including his big collabo with Co Sign, he has played on most of the biggest events in the country, both international and local. he also plays on Radio city and some of the biggest night clubs in the country.